The Woodilee Resident Association committee met on April 24th at Lenzie Golf Club. The minutes from that meeting can be found at the link below.
Woodilee Residents Association and Lenzie Community Council have been in discussions regarding the Community Council boundaries that apply to Woodilee. It is apparent the current Community Council boundaries are around 20 years old and bear no relation to the layout of housing in Woodilee, with houses falling under Kirkintilloch Community Council or Waterside Community Council boundaries and currently none under Lenzie Community Council. The Community Council boundaries serve to define the area for which each Community Council takes responsibility, and do not determine ward or school catchment. The clear definition of Community Council boundaries offers residents the opportunity to become members of, and participate in, an identified Community Council for that area. Community Councils represent the residents to the local council on a range of issues, including the statutory right to be consulted on applications for planning permission and in communicating the aims and concerns of the community they serve.
If you’d like to find out more about what a Community Council does, please follow this link : www.communitycouncils.scot/what-is-a-community-council.html
To find out more about what the Lenzie Community Council in particular do, please follow this link : lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk/home/about/what-we-do/
Woodilee Residents Association are keen to see the estate boundaries re-aligned with a single, active Community Council to ensure the entire Woodilee community is properly represented within East Dunbartonshire Council. Aligning with Lenzie Community Council will allow for clearer and more effective communication between the represented parties.
Lenzie Community Council is a very active group giving due consideration to planning concerns and local environmental issues. Every year the Lenzie CC runs the Lenzie Gala Day, the New Year Jog and the Christmas Lights Switch On, all examples of just some of the events Lenzie CC members organise for the benefit of the
Find out more about Lenzie Community Council on their website: www.lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk
To understand how the residents of Woodilee would like to be represented in the Community Council structure of East Dunbartonshire, the Residents Association and Lenzie Community Council have produced a short survey and posted it to all Woodilee residents (via the factor RMG). This will allow us to determine the views of Woodilee and action accordingly. Please return one survey per household. A majority rule will apply. Please return completed surveys to the ballot boxes located in The Old Gatehouse or the Deaf-Blind Scotland Offices no later than WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2018.
Our Spring 2018 newsletter is now available to download. Click on the link below to view.
We’re organising an Easter Treasure Trail and Tree Planting event on Sunday 15th April 2018.
Kirkintilloch Community Council Consultation have put a questionnaire online and looking to get it completed by as many people local to Kirkintilloch as possible.
It can be found at www.tinyurl.com/kirkysurvey
They also have a range of events coming up 25th to 27th January, full details of which can be found at www.kirkintillochcommunity.com but specifically, these are:
Come in any time to share your thoughts.
Lesser Hall, Kirkintilloch Town Hall
Thursday 25 January – Saturday 27 January, 10am – 5pm
William Patrick Library, Thursday 25 January, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Regent Centre, Friday 26 January, 10am – 1:00pm
Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, 27 January, 10am – 1:00pm
Join us for one of these informal workshop sessions to discuss ideas with others.
Lesser Hall, Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Thursday 25 January, 7:00 – 8:30pm
St Marys Church Hall, Saturday 27 January, 1:30 – 3:30pm
The committee met in January 2018 at the Old Gatehouse in Lenzie. The minutes from that meeting can be found at the link below.
We hope that the new lights on the Christmas tree will last the festive season. Unfortunately when the electrician went to connect the lights that were ordered it was discovered that the council had completely removed the electric connection point that he was planning to use. A quick fix was to place solar lights onto the tree. However this was quickly identified as being insufficient, due to our dark days. Melissa from RMG acted quickly on Tuesday morning to acquire new lights that are battery powered.
These lights work on a cycle of 6 hours on and then 18 hours off. The lights should therefore be coming on around 1630 each day. Next year we will be looking to install a power supply to the area where the tree will be placed. In order to make things work the Residents Association does need people to volunteer to help out and share the workload. Please see the events post for the next committee meeting where new members will be welcomed.
Following on from the well attended inaugural meeting of the Woodilee Residents Association, the committee has now been formed, met, and started to work through the list of issues raised by local residents in collaboration with RMG. The minutes from the meetings held to date, and the list of issues can be found below.
Inaugural Meeting – September 2017
Committee Meeting – October 2017
Latest Issues List (and updates)
We are keen to understand how widespread the problem of slow internet speeds is in Woodilee so have created a quick poll to help. One response per household please, and if you don’t know what your download speed is you can use a free tool such as SpeedTest.net.
Select the most appropriate response, then click on the “Vote” button below.
Well, that’s the easy bit done…
In excess of 100 people turned up for the inaugural Woodilee Residents meeting which was held this evening at Lenzie Academy, with over 180 residences voting in favour of the Assocation being formed (primarily in advance via proxy voting). We are delighted to report that 20 individuals put themselves forward to form the committee which will meet in the coming weeks to assign roles and deliver a constitution. While the primary function of the Association is to work with the factor (RMG) we are confident other initiatives will be considered and progressed (e.g. review of broadband provision, bus service, events, etc).
Thanks to :
- Melissa Syme from RMG for hosting the meeting, summarising the work the factor do and fielding questions from those who attended
- the members of the steering group who worked to get us this far by securing votes through door knocks and online campaigns
- those residents who either turned up tonight or passed on their proxy vote
We hope that the Association will help deliver a better environment for us all, but we will need the continued support of all residents to prosper.
Further updates will be issued in due course via Facebook and the woodilee.org.uk web site.